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ABC
Mar 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
nine days. doctors telling us today that that number could be even higher. so, what's causing this? what should parents know? and this question tonight, what are they doing in italy that's reduced the number of deaths there dramatically? we begin with clayton sandell in ft. collins, colorado. >> reporter: on this field yesterday, 17-year-old rugby player matthew hammerdorfer took a powerful hit to the chest and collapsed. he was air lifted to a local hospital, where he died. the coroner says the tragedy on this rugby field was caused by a condition known as sudden cardiac death. experts say it happens far too often to young athletes in the prime of their lives. it's estimated as many as 1 in 350 kids may have dangerous underlying heart conditions. >> athletes are probably at higher risk than the general population because they exercise more and ironically, though we know exercise is a healthy benefit for all of us, in some persons with an underlying heart condition, exercise can actually be the trigger for a sudden cardiac arrest. >> reporter: matthew's death comes just days after
ABC
Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in southern louisiana this morning. hardest hit, the town of rayne where winds damaged 50 homes. at least a dozen people were injured. a 21-year-old mother was killed when she tried to protect her daughter from a falling tree. downed trees, power lines and natural gas leaks forced an evacuation. tonight, police are going door to door checking on residents. also in the storm's path, crowley, louisiana about seven miles away where three more people were injured. heavy thunderstorms brought flooding to bourbon street, new orleans. >> it's been something. >> chikage, from channel 5, with us now. this one is massive. >> look how far it spreads from the gulf of mexico up into new england, packing with it such a punch. getting word that was rated an ef-2. on a scale of 0-5, packing winds of 135 miles per hour. you can see lots of other damage reports as well. tornado watches have been issued as far east as the florida panhandle as the storm continues to move. >> the big question tonight is wher
ABC
Mar 12, 2011 5:30pm PST
iodine tablets being prepared here to be handed out to the children if needed, which got us to thinking about the children of japan, and tonight, the medical community weighs in on that. the chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 was the worst nuclear power accident on record. 200,000 people had to leave their homes never to return. when we visited the area 20 years after the accident, an 18-mile area around the site was abandoned. scientists said it would take 100 years before it was safe. but beyond the radiation zone, we discovered new communities, new schools, and a lesson learned about protecting children from the effects of radioactive fallout. more than 6,000 cases of childhood thyroid cancer. when the particles fall into a bodies, they settle in the thyroid. >> radio activity is bad for children because it can damage dna and affect the way cells divide. and children have cells that divide more rapidly than adults because they're growing. >> experts now know the cancers could have been prevented if the children had taken iodine, either pills or liquid, before being exposed to the rad
ABC
Mar 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
are the rebels the u.s. is now backing? our team on it again tonight, leading us off, martha raddatz in washington. martha, good evening. what's the latest? >> reporter: good evening, david. u.s. military attacks on libya have only intensified in the last 24 hours. targeting not just gadhafi's air defenses but his troops and war planes as well. throughout the night and into the dawn, u.s. war planes, including marine corps jets launched from u.s. ships in the mediterranean and air force fighter jets took aim at gadhafi's troops advancing from the southwest to benghazi. the rebel stronghold the libyan leader has vowed to take back. >> benghazi is not completely safe from attack. but it is certainly under less threat than it was yesterday. we believe his forces are under significant stress and suffering from both isolation and a good deal of confusion. >> reporter: while fighter jets were pounding gadhafi's forces in the east, three b-2 stealth bombers dropped 45 2,000-pound bombs on a military airfield near misrata, striking multiple shelters housing gadhafi's war planes. these are im
ABC
Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
before the strike and this is the after math. the b-2s which haven't been used in combat for eight years, traveled all of the way from missouri, refueled in the air, dropped their bombs 90,000 pounds of them all. in addition, another dozen or so tomahawk missiles were fired from ships in the med. meaning is the 0 have been launch zbld we have the capability to patrol the air space over libya. we're doing just that. the no-fly zone is effectively in place. but threats do remain. tonight, the crack of antiair aircraft fire could be heard ripping through tripoli. hundreds of u.s. and allied fighters will be patrolling libya. mike mullen spoke with abc's christiane amanpour on this week. >> a 12-year no-fly zone with the strong man in place >> i wouldn't speculate in terms of length at this particular point in time. >> this would not be a long effort. that didn't make a long effort. >> david, nobody will say how long their committed to this. no one has a firm answer. obviously there are a lot of things in play here. this could be a long mission. >> you were watching this closely, too t
ABC
Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
interest. >>> the women versus walmart. the case at the supreme court, and the worker who told us today she was told to dust off the makeup, to doll up, to get a promotion. >>> getting answers. more than 5 billion text messages every day in this country. so, why can't we text 911? and couldn't those messages help save lives? >>> and, cobra chaos at the big zoo. a great escape. the poisonous snake missing tonight. >>> good evening. as we come on the air this sunday night, the pressure is mounting against colonel gadhafi. jetting pounds not only tripoli but gadhafi's hometown. while here at home, the pressure is building for president obama as members of congress and many across this country ask, why is the u.s. part of this operation? his own defense secretary telling abc news today this is not a vital national interest. so, as the president prepares to address the nation tomorrow, can he convince americans that the u.s. should be involved in this operation? as the u.s. hands over power to nato what is the end game for american forces? and will there be a deal with gaffedy if to ge
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
there is some food, but not enough for everyone. and this little girl, just 11, n nods, telling us, she's taking that water home. gas station had no gas. and that's what you find on the periphery of this zone. there isn't food, there isn't water and very rarely do you find a gas station. and the last one we did had a long line. and then, of course, the growing fear here of radiation from the nuclear power plants. how old is she? this little girl holds up two fingers, just 2. and her mother is worried. are you nervous about the nuclear reactors? "yes, very," she tells us. she's following the news here, the instructions not to go outside. she has sealed her windows. but she said she had to come out to get food and water. there are now emergencies here at six nuclear reactors, two different plants. hundreds of thousands have been told to e vk wait. this firefighter admitted to us he is fearful of what could happen here. it makes you nervous? he tells us he's worried about people that live in the evacuation zone. and, now, a third reactor is in trouble. and authorities say it could exp
ABC
Mar 26, 2011 5:30pm PDT
can come true for all of us. >> the first woman nominated for vice president. the barriers broken. we go back to that one moment on the stage. what geraldine ferraro couldn't do then but it changed after. >>> target libya, a libyan woman pleading for help. four of gadhafi's police hustle her away. >>> nuclear nightmare, an ominous turn in japan. radiation found miles out to sea, growing fears the crack in the reactor will only grow. >>> changing course, the unexpected 180, tonight why suze orman is changing her tune on the american dream. >>> one cool concert, literally. they practically built a symphony from ice. >> good evening, we begin tonight with the trailblazer we lost today. before hillary clinton, before sarah palin, there was geraldine ferraro, the first woman to be nominated for vice president. the year was 1984, ferraro, a little known member of congress from queens, new york, was chosen by walter mondale to be his running mate. they lost, but ferraro walked out that night in san francisco and never left. showing how a mother and grandmother could balance her life at home
ABC
Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
. meteorologist chikage wind letter leads us off. >> at least a dozen people were injured. a 21-year-old mother was killed when she tried to protect her daughter from a falling tree. downed trees, power lines and natural gas leaks forced an evacuation. tonight, police are going door to door checking on residents. also in the storm's path, louisiana, about seven miles away, where three more people were injured. heavy thunderstorms brought flooding to bourbon street, new orleans. >> chikage, from channel 5, with us now. this one is massive. >> look how far it spreads from the gulf of mexico up into new england, packing with it such a punch. the heavy rain as well as the severe threat. unfortunately, tornados, three of those confirmed. the one in rayne, the one that included the poor woman taking care of her child could be assessed as an ef-3. take a look at those reports. three tornados in a number of spots reporting wind damage across the area. >> where is the system headed next? >> it's going to continue heading off to the east. the tornado watches are spreading off to the east. the
ABC
Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
cashflow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> tonight on "world news," sudden death. another high school athlete collapses and dies. and tonight, startling numbers. it happens nearly once a week. some doctors say more often than that. this evening, a checklist for parents. >>> untapped. the dramatic step the white house is considering about gasoline and those skyrocketing prices. would it work? is this an emergency? >>> a reality check from libya tonight. our two correspondents on two dramatic headlines. colonel gadhafi taking back territory, rebel forces gaining ground. who has the upper hand? >>> several republican presidential contenders making waves. >>> and, up to snuff. the puppies tearing through your things. and why, this time, it's perfectly okay. >>> good evening on this sunday. when the headline crossed this weekend, we immediately thought, not again. a child athlete, this time, a 17-year-old rugby player, collapsing and dying on the field near denver. it comes just days after that 16-year-old basketball player in michigan. and tonight, a startling number
ABC
Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
either that pose a direct threat to the coalition pilots or through use of the regime and out of the direct threat of the people of libya. >> before the talk ahawks were launched, 20 fighter french pilots flew over in a show of force, taking out one armored personnel carrier. the tomahawk strikes will continue. there will be no strikes east of cert, where the rebels are in control. this is just the first phase of a multi-phased operation. u.s. general carter hemm is on charge, with scott whitney coordinating the strike, but after that, they will pass command to a coalition partner. >> i want to strez however this is just the first phase of what will likely be a multi-phase miltitary operation designed to enforce the u.s. resolutions. this is a libyan effort ujed by the libyan people themselves and other nations. >> the next stage will be the no-fly zone over tripoli and ben gauzy. they will take part, but most of the fighters will be from britain, france, and other allied partners. the u.s. will provide support aircraft like air refuelers, communications aircraft, and jammers so gadh
ABC
Mar 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
use of the regime, pose a direct threat to the people of libya. >> there were no u.s. aircraft involved in today's strikes before the tomahawks were launched, 20 french fighter jets flew over benghazi in a show of force, taking out one libyan armored personnel carrier. the tomahawk strikes will continue. on tripelley, misratah, and surt. there will be no strikes east of surt, where the rebels are in control. this is just the first phase of a multi-phased operation. u.s. general carter hemm is on sarge with sam locklear cordinated the strikes, but once the initial phase of the oberation are over, hamm and locklear will post command to a coalition partner. >> i want to stress, however, this is just the first phase of what will likely be a multi-phase military operation designed to enforce the u.s. resolutions. this is an international military effort urged by the libyan people themselves and the her arab nations. >> the next stage will be the no-fly zone over tripoli and benghazi, an operation that will involve hundreds of aircraft. u.s. f-16s will take part, but most of the figh
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